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Duluth, MN 55802
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At this time, we have not changed or rescheduled the date of the drawing for the Harbortown Cash Raffle. If this changes, you will receive a communication from rotary leadership.
 
Important: In order to limit 1:1 contact, please hold onto your ticket stubs and raffle money and they will be collected at a later date. Please do not stop by Greg's office to drop items off.
 
The hope will be to collect stubs and money at the April 1 meeting, but please stay tuned for more information.
 
Until further notice, tickets will be drawn at our evening meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at Grandma's Saloon and Deli in Canal Park.

Feel free to contact Greg Goldman at ggoldman@ksgcpa.com if you have other questions.
The health of District 5580 Rotarians is of utmost importance to us.  In light of the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) developments, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rotary District Conference. 
 
Madden's resort will begin issuing refunds today.  If your reservation was made by credit card, the refund will appear as a credit to the card.  Those who paid by check will have a check issued to them from the Madden's accounting office.  Notice of cancellation will be sent with the refunds.  You don't have to take any steps individually to cancel your reservations or request refunds from Madden's.
 
I will begin processing registration refunds this week as well.  You do not need to take any steps to cancel your registration or request refunds from me.
 
The letter below was distributed by District Governor, Rick Bricker:
 
March 17, 2020

Subject: Coronavirus

Greetings Rotarians,

Yesterday evening the District 5580 Executive and Finance Committee met at my request to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 virus situation. Coronavirus will be around for a while and it had potential to affect attendees at our District Conference. Because of this I have decided to cancel District Conference. This is not an easy decision, but necessary to ensure the safety of the Rotarians in our district as well as the people in our communities. This is the same path that many other districts have also taken. Because there is a certain amount of business that needs to be addressed, the following meetings will take place via webinar: the Grants Spending Plan meeting, the Past Governors Council, P.E.T.S, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Executive and Finance Committee meeting. Look for times and dates to be posted soon.

When Coronavirus first showed up, I thought “what a pain in the rear”, but now I am looking at it as a challenge. The first three words that were spoken by R.I President Mark Maloney at International Assembly in 2019 were, CHANGE, ADAPT, NOW. Guess what? Here’s our chance to do just that. I will keep you informed with any new information that comes from Rotary International. In the meantime, please follow all the meeting guidelines set forth by the health professionals and help in your community wherever you can. Thanks for all you do. We will get through this!
 
Rick Bricker
District Governor
 District 5580
rotaryrick1953@yahoo.com
We are pleased to announce that registration for the Rotary District 5580 Conference is OPEN!!
 
The 2020 District Conference committee is planning an exciting mix of education, service above self, and fun! Historic Madden's resort on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota will be our hosts for the conference and opportunities for fellowship and fun are being planned for the whole family with a variety of events including a golf tournament, "family fun night" with games and activities, glow golf opportunity, cigar rolling class, wine and whiskey tasting, guided painting event, and all the amenities the resort has to offer.
 
Reserve Lodging at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake.
 
Lodging reservations must be made by February 25, 2020.  Rotarians wishing to reserve lodging after that date will not be guaranteed a room or the special Rotary rate. Rooms must be pre-paid upon booking.
 
Are you selling your Harbortown Raffle tickets?!
 
Each member will be responsible for selling at least three raffle tickets at $100 each.
 
Prizes
    
1st
1
$  10,000.00
 $  10,000.00
 
2nd
1
$    2,500.00
 $    2,500.00
 
3rd
1
$    1,000.00
 $    1,000.00
 
4th - 10th
7
$        500.00
 $    3,500.00
 
11th - 15th
5
$        200.00
 $    1,000.00
 
 
Tickets will be drawn at our evening meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at Grandma's Saloon and Deli in Canal Park.
 
Contact Greg Goldman at ggoldman@ksgcpa.com for additional tickets.  Turn in your cash at the morning meetings.
Members of the Community Service Committee will be meeting Thursday, February 6 at Crooked Pint to review the grant requests submitted by a number of local youth organizations and non-profits. If you are a member of the committee, please review the submissions prior to the meeting and come prepared to discuss the requests and vote on submissions.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Chair, Jinell Abernathy at jinellabernethy@gmail.com.
This Weeks Program; We are Meeting at Valentinis this Morning! January 29th, 2020; 7:00 AM
Mike Waldron, 23rd Veteran Organization
 
 

Mike Waldron

Executive Director

Mike joined the Marine Corps as an Infantryman a week after high-school. In 2001 he spent 6 months in the Pacific Ocean where he experienced building schools in Indonesia, training on islands of Japan, and preparing for non-lethal extraction of a U.S. Ambassador.

In 2002 Mike was meritoriously promoted to a non-commissioned officer for his dedication and duties as a Marine. Afterward, he deployed to Kuwait as a show of force leading to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mike and his unit were the first to cross the border in the initial invasion of Iraq, spending his 21st birthday securing enemy prisoners of war near Al-Bashara. He returned from combat after 8 months overseas and was honorably discharged into civilian life.

Following the Marine Corps, Mike obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, managed Federal Buildings and U.S. Courthouses throughout the Midwest, returned to Purdue to learn Entrepreneurship through EBV, and has found his life purpose in serving other veterans.

The 23rd Veterans Organization's 

Mission

Provide happier, healthier lives for veterans living with trauma.

Overview

Depression is common among our returning veterans with over 130,000 veteran suicides since 9/11. In 2012, it was estimated that 22 veterans a day commit suicide. 23rd Veteran was created with that shocking statistic in mind.

23rd Veteran is a groundbreaking program working to help veterans adjust back to the civilian world. A nonprofit organization headquartered in Minnesota, 23rd Veteran has created a model which uses brain science, evolutional theory, positive trigger re-association, and positive psychology to assist veterans leaving the military and those who never properly transitioned. We also provide training to businesses and communities who want to create a more positive environment for our returning veterans.

Mano a Mano has been working on a new health clinic in Tocopilla, Bolivia. The clinic is now complete, and is the organization's 170th clinic project.  The Tocopilla clinic will join Mano a Mano’s network of 169 clinics throughout Bolivia. Mano a Mano’s network of clinics average nearly 1 million patient visits each year.
 

Providing Access to Health Care for 2,070 People

With the new clinic, medical professionals working in the community will have a much more comfortable working environment (which is very important for retaining staff in isolated rural communities), and community residents will have regular access to quality health care services provided through the Bolivian Health Ministry. The new clinic will provide comprehensive basic medical services.

The clinic program’s approach is that health outcomes can be dramatically improved with simple yet effective interventions, beginning with the basic ability to consistently access quality services in their own communities.

Providing Training, Education, and a Fully Equipped Clinic

As a Mano a Mano clinic, it will have Volunteer Health Promoter Training and Continuing Health Education workshops provided through the counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia; it will also receive equipment and supplies to ensure that it is fully-furnished, and is connected with Mano a Mano Bolivia medical staff via radio for help with any difficult cases or issues. (Mano a Mano Bolivia also constructs many of the items for each clinic project such as beds and exam tables.)

The Tocopilla clinic project is a collaboration with:

  • Mano a Mano Bolivia (who oversees and manages the project from inception to completion)
  • Harbortown Rotary Club
  • Municipal Government of Villa Tunari
  • The Community of Tocopilla
  • Mano a Mano International
 
Story adapted from the Mano a Mano International Website and Facebook page.
Let's help Rotary International save money and be better environmental stewards by switching today to the digital version of the Rotarian magazine!
 
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What a great Foundation Day last week!  Over $10,000 was raised for the Rotary Foundation and we made 10 new Paul Harris Fellows.  
 
Thank you to each of you that contributed.  Most members present at the meeting turned in their contributions already, however some did not so please do send in your contribution using the form given or visit www.rotary.org and click on Donate to make the contribution on-line.  Please select the Annual Fund or Polio Plus.  It is easy to do and you can even set-up a reoccurring contribution.  
 
For those of you who were not able to attend the meeting you too can click on the link above and make your contribution to the Rotary Foundation.  I will also hand out forms over the next several weeks for your use.  Please send me a quick note to let me know how much you are giving so that I can update our club's giving tally.  I thank you in advance for supporting the Rotary Foundation.
 
On behalf of the Rotary Foundation and the millions of people who are impacted by the good deeds that the Rotary Foundation makes possible I say THANK YOU.  Clean water in Haiti, schools in Guatemala and and numerous local projects are all possible because of YOU! 
 
Have a most awesome day knowing that YOU are making a difference in the world.
 
Keith Kylmala
 
Please consider the Rotary Foundation in your estate plan.
 
The address to mail your contribution is:
 
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693  
Rotary Bolivia Trip March 12th - 24th+/-, 2021;  Safe travel is paramount. 
 
 
Enclosed is a flyer announcing the Bolivia Trip for this coming Fall, March 12th - 24th+/-, 2021, assuming Bolivian politics are stable for our visit.  Safe travel is paramount.  The approximate cost is $2,300 for travel expenses and we will limit the number of attendees to a dozen travelers.   The available slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis with preference given to Rotarians.  There is a February 1st signup deadline and require anyone who wants to join the trip to provide me with a $250 check, made out to Mano a Mano Intl. for transportation costs associated with in - country travel, to reserve a spot. Many side trips are possible and will be determined by the groups preference.  I personally recommend visiting the Bolivia capital of La Paz, and would like to see the Inca sites near Lake Titicaca at the end of the trip. 
 
Karl D. Everett
International Chairman,
Harbortown Rotary Duluth
c/o Holiday Inn and Suites
207 W Superior St Suite 201, 
Duluth, MN 55802
 
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Rotary Bolivia Trip 2021
Dates: March 12th - 24th+/-, 2021;
 (+/- depending on side trips)
 
Come join us on an adventure visiting our Rotary International Projects in Bolivia.  We are planning to travel to Bolivia to dedicate the Tocopilla Medical Clinic in the Amazon and visit water well and reservoir projects, medical clinics near Cochabamba Bolivia; and view future project opportunities with our Bolivian partners Mano a Mano International and Mano a Mano Bolivia.  We have had great success assisting the communities with medical care and water resource projects in the past with our Rotary funded projects and have received wonderful receptions from the Bolivian people.  Experience the people, culture, Amazon jungle, and the Cordillera Real Mountains with potential site trips including La Paz, Inca historic sites near Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Uyuni salt flats, Toro Toro National Park, Cretaceous park in Sucre, Santa Cruz, and other historic, religious and cultural sites.  If you are interested or would like more information, please email your contact information and let me know if you would like to attend. 
 
Karl Everett, Harbortown Rotary, Duluth, MN
218-724-3134
 
 
SAVE THE DATE - Dragon Boat Festival, August 21 & 22, 2020!
 
This event is our major fundraiser and we need all Harbortown Rotarians to help out with getting teams, sponsors, and volunteers to help with setting up, managing, and tear down for this event.  Set a goal to help us make the 2020 Dragon Boat Festival successful. To volunteer to help out for the event or a committee spot please contact me!
 
Karl Everett
LSDBF 2020 Co-Chair
 
 
 
https://lakesuperiordragons.com/
 
 
 
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Jodi Slick, Ecolibrium 3
May 27, 2020
Our mission is to lead and inspire change towards an equitable and sustainable future.
 
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Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
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